Sarina Houston, a blogger at Globalair.com, just posted an article that covers the most important questions to ask before buying your first airplane. Check it out here, then let us know what you think.
This is not your grandfather’s Mooney …
The distinctive “backwards” tail remains, but a full-scale mock-up of Mooney’s new M10 model, which made its U.S. debut in April at SUN ’n FUN, revealed an important part of the company’s vision for the future.
Dr. Jerry Chen, Mooney’s CEO, wants pilots to progress from trainers to high speed cruisers while staying within the Mooney product line. [Read more…]
Ever since the introduction of standardized Lycoming racing engines in 2014, the Red Bull Air Race teams have focused their engineering efforts into the aerodynamic performance of their airframes.
Any possible drag reduction is now more important than ever. The more aerodynamically sleek the airframe, the more speed the race plane will carry around the track.
Team Goulian’s new 2015 race airplane incorporates shorter gear legs with state-of-the-art wheel pants, and a wing with slightly different dimensions than the previous season’s aircraft. These changes help the #99 Edge retain more energy around the tightest corners, carrying that extra speed during the run and through the start/finish gate, officials note. [Read more…]
Piper Aircraft reports that Technify Motors GmbH, a German-based member of the Continental Motors Group, has received validation approval from the FAA for its European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate in support of the new diesel trainer option, the Archer DX. [Read more…]
In a ceremony held May 6 at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam in announcing the expansion of Cirrus Aircraft to Knoxville with its new Cirrus Customer Experience Center, called the “Vision Center.” [Read more…]
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The restoration of a rare Windecker Eagle is expected to be completed this summer. Once done, it will be the only airworthy example of the first composite aircraft certified by the FAA, according to the men working on the project. Reportedly, it was also the first aircraft certified under the rules for Part 23. [Read more…]